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Bridear return: AEGIS OF ATHENA BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASED MAY 13th

Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have returned with news of their brand new album, Aegis Of Athena, coming next month, alongside an earth-shaking single. ‘Ray Of Chaos’ soars in on feedback and a crushing riff, before unfolding into a melodic epic with the kind of guitar
punch that metal fans will love… all topped off with Kimi’s sweetly sensual vocals.

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exist†trace sign to SETSUZOKU RECORDS

EXIST TRACE signs with Setsuzoku Records – remastered ‘best of’ collection NEO JAPANESE HEROINE out May 20th

Beginning as a visual-kei band, Exist Trace (stylized as exist†trace) has become a hard rock tour-de-force in the Japanese music scene. With a long history and impressive resume, the female quintet’s original lineup—Jyou (Vo), Miko (Gt / Vo), Omi (Gt), Naoto (Ba), and Mally (Dr)—is still
transcending music genres, gender tropes, and expectations. Taking elements from traditional rock, gothic, heavy metal, J-rock, pop, industrial, and more, exist†trace expresses ‘traces of existence’ in their music and is capable of rallying voices and inspiring spirits across every type of border. Over the course of their four full-length albums, eight mini albums, and eight singles, the band has produced many memorable anthems including ‘Dream Rider,’ ‘Existence,’ ‘Vanguard,’ and more.

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FEMM announce FEMM-Isation UK/EU tour 2022

Calling all agents: FEMM are embarking on their first ever overseas tour!

After many international appearances at conventions and events, the rap/J-pop duo are finally stepping out as headliners and hitting the road in the UK and EU this July!

Presented by Orion Live in association
with Ran Touring, the FEMM-Isation UK/EU tour 2022 will see the J-pop sensations performing a full- length set of fan-favorite tracks giving fans a long overdue dose of the live experience only FEMM can deliver.

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BABYBEARD – Music Video Release

Kawaii-metal idol unit BABYBEARD are back with their debut music video for killer track Nippon Kara Konnichiwa, and the world is not ready!

Leader Ladybeard and his kawaiicore sidekicks KOTOMI and SUZU are ready to delight their fans with a visual spectacular, and the MV is sure to be a full on scream and dance fest!

Nippon Kara Konnichiwa was released way back in April of 2021, alongside Piennizer, with both tracks racking up the views on YouTube and all the major streaming platforms. All that was missing was an official music video. But now that time has come!

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HIZAKI – INTERNATIONAL RELEASE

Setsuzoku Records is proud to announce its first release from guitar legend HIZAKI!

Two previous EPs, 2021’s Rusalka and 2019’s Back to Nature will be combined into one full-length album for the first time! Rusalka + Back to Nature will be released September 17 in CD digipak as well as digital in the UK, Europe, and North America. The album will serve as an epic overseas introduction for HIZAKI into the Western market.

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2& return of the idol

Pop, rock, pop-punk, idol and J-Pop are some common descriptions of self-produced Tokyo-based artist Saki Chitose, best known as Double And, stylised as 2.

Since her debut Double And album back in 2015, Saki has gone on to release a number of singles and EPs. She is well known for her dynamic and fun live performances and her distinct vocals that keep all the intensity with tightly choreographed dance routines.

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Cocoro Auction bring everyone together with a new single release

After the release of their digital single ‘Like Magic / Letter’ on May 22nd of this year, the Osaka based rock band known as Cocoro Auction make their return just shy of a month later with a brand new release, titled ‘Supermoon / Together’, set to drop on June 19th.

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HEAVENSTAMP MAKE THEIR MARK

Sally#Cinnamon and Tomoya S


Underground indie pop-rock band HEAVENSTAMP has been signed by SETSUZOKU RECORDS.

Today’s announcement from the newly established label brings the Tokyo duos chilled and uplifting sounds to an international audience for the first time. Since their inception way back in 2009, vocalist Sally#Cinnamon and guitarist Tomoya.S have developed their signature groove with a nod to pop-rock acts such as Blur, Bjork and Bowie.

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